Brand Wise Washing Machine Error Codes & How to Fix Them

Thanks to technological advancements, we now have smart washing machines. Gone are those when we had to wait for the technician to fix the errors. We can fix the minor errors with the machine if any.

You might be wondering how can we do that. These smart washing machines can now recognize any fault in any parts of the appliance and display the error code. Remember that not all error codes mean the same. They vary from brand to brand.

We recommend you to have a ready list of the errors of the brand of washing machine you own to know the issues and fix it soon.

We have created a detailed list of error codes of the problem of popular washing machine brands with its cause and solution.

List of error codes of popular washing machine brands

Samsung Washing Machine Error Codes

New error codeOld error codeCause Solution 
1EE7Issue with water level sensorSwitch off the machine through the mains.

Switch it on again after 30 seconds and select a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

3E

3E1

3E2

3E3

3E4

EA

EB

Defect in the motorSwitch off the machine from the mains.

Turn it on after 30 seconds and try a different program.

If there is still the same issue, then contact customer care.

E4E1The machine is unable to detect that the water is fillingCheck if the water supply is on and the pressure is ideal at a minimum of 0.5 bar and maximum 8 bar.

Check if the water hose is not twisted and also the inlet filters.

If everything is fine, contact customer care.

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4E2

4edProblem with the temperature of the waterCheck if the water hose is attached to the cold water tap and not hot water.

If you still face the issue, contact customer care.

5EE2Water is not draining out properly from the machineCheck if the drainage pump is not blocked.

Check the waste connection and drain hose it is twisted.

Choose the spin cycle to drain the water out of the machine.

If the same problem persists, then contact customer care.

6EIssue with the water heaterContact customer care
6FIt is not an error codeContact customer care
8EOver current issueSwitch off the machine from the mains.

Switch it on after 30 seconds and select a new program.

If there is still the same issue, contact customer care.

9E1PH1Issue with the power supplySwitch off the machine through the mains.

Switch it on again after 30 seconds and choose a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

9E2PloIssue with the power supplySwitch off the machine from the mains.

Switch it on again after half a minute and choose a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

AE13ESingal transmission issue between the main PCB and sub PCBTurn off the machine through the mains.

Turn it on again after 30 seconds and pick a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

bEIssue with the motorTurn off the washing machine from the mains.

Turn it on again after 30 seconds and pick a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

bE112EProblem with the power buttonThis means that the button was held in for a long time.

Check if any button is stuck in.

Turn off the machine from the mains and clean all the buttons with a lightly damp cloth.

If you still face the same issue, contact customer care.

B2/bE214EIssue with control buttonThis means that the button was held in for too long.

Check if any button is stuck in.

Turn off the machine from the mains and clean all the buttons with a lightly damp cloth.

If the problem persists, contact customer care.

bE318EDefective buttonContact customer care
CEE8Issue with water cooling downCheck if the water hose is attached to the cold supply and not hot.

If you still face the issue, contact customer care.

dE

dE1

EdIssue with the doorCheck that the machine door is closed properly.

Check if it is not overload and there isn’t anything coming in between.

If you still face the issue, contact customer care.

dE2Issue with the on/off switchThis button is the most used one.

Switch off the machine from the mains for 5 minutes and then try again.

If you still face the issue, contact customer care.

FEFEIssue with the fanContact customer care.
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HE

Problem with water temperatureContact customer care.
HE1E5Issue with the functioning of the water heaterContact customer care.
HE2HE2Issue with the functioning of the Dryer heaterContact customer care.
HE3Steam feature is not functioning properlyContact customer care.
HOTMachine is too hotThis is not an error. The machine fan will work until the machine is cool enough (55degree celsius). The door will then unlock, prevent heater faults.
LE

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E9

11E

Water leakage and/or low water level detection during a wash cycleCheck if the drain hose level is not lower than the machine base.

Also, check for water leakage. If you do not find any water leaks, then turn off the power, reconnect and try again.

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OF

E3Water overflow errorThis means that too much detergent is added.

Switch off the power supply, wait for 30 seconds and then switch it on.

The drain pump will then function to drain the water out.

If you still face the issue, then contact customer service.

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Machine in test modeTurn off the washing machine from the mains.

Turn it on again after 30 seconds and pick a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

SUD (misread as 5UD)Too much foam detected and is being removedThis is not a fault.

The machine will cure this on its own.

If it does not, you need to run the ‘eco drum clean’ cycle or 90 degrees C cotton cycle without any load or detergent.

Prevent this error by reducing the amount of detergent.

tEECIssue with temperature sensorSwitch off the machine through the mains.

Turn it on again after 30 seconds and pick a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

tE1

tE2

tE3

Issue with temperature sensorContact customer care.
UCFluctuation in supply voltageTurn off the machine through the mains.

Turn it on again after 30 seconds and choose a new program.

If you still face the issue then contact the customer care.

UEE4The washing load in the tub is unbalancedThis is not a fault. The machine is detecting the unbalanced load and stopping the cycle for safety reasons.

Redistribute the laundry by removing or adding clothes.

Heavy items like towels or mats may not spin on their own, so add some more laundry items and select another spin cycle.

LG Washing Machine Error Codes

Error codeCause Solution 
IEWater supply issue
Twisted inlet hose
Clogged hose
Check if the inlet hose is attached to the tap.
Remove blockages, if any
If the issue still persists, replace the hose
UEUnbalance error. The drum is either under-balanced or over-balanced.Try adding or removing some laundry to balance it.
DEWater is taking too much time to drain outCheck if there is any clog in the drain hose.
dEThe door is not closed properlyCheck if anything is coming in between.
Make sure to start the cycle only if the door is closed properly.
FEOverflowing of waterA faulty water valve can cause this issue. Contact customer care.
tE

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TE2

TE3

TE4

Thermistor errorUnplug the washing machine.

Contact customer care.

PEIssue with water level sensorCheck if there is any faulty wire between the mains and water level sensors.

If the wiring is fine, close the tap and unplug the machine.

Contact customer care.

CEIssue with motor overloadingContact customer care.
LEIssue with the motorTurn of the washing machine cut the water supply, and contact customer care.
PFPower failure during a wash cycleStop the wash cycle and restart it after some time.
AEWater leakageSwitch off the machine and cut the water supply. Contact customer care.
EHE/ELEProblem with the heating elementUnplug the washing machine and contact customer care.
E6Issue with the clutchThis happens if something is stuck between the pulsator and the tub.

Remove the laundry from the drum.

Check the bottom of the machine and seam between the drum and pulsator.

Remove anything stuck in between with a plier.

CLThis is not an error but an indication that ‘Child Lock’ is activeTo disable this function, press and hold the button for a few seconds.
tCLThis is an indication that it is time to run the tub clean cycle.Remove laundry from the tub and put bleach in the dispenser.

Run the ‘tub clean cycle’. After the cycle is completed, restart the machine.

If the issue still persists, contact customer care.

UBUnbalanced loadThis means that either there is too much laundry or not sufficient laundry.

Check the manual to know the minimum load and add/remove laundry to balance it. If you have added heavy and small clothes together, try distributing them.

D3A part of the washing machine is malfunctioningContact customer care

Whirlpool Washing Machine Error Codes

ErrorCauseSolution
dETError in detecting detergent cartridge in the dispenserThis might be a fault in some models only. This does not happen when the person uses a single load detergent dose.

Insert the cartridge properly and close the dispenser appropriately.

rL or F34Item detected during the ‘clean washer’ cycleEmpty the washer tub and continue with the cycle
Sud or sdToo much sud (foam)Excessive foam will stop the spinning cycle. Use high-efficiency detergent to increase the rinse time and remove suds.

It can also happen because of the twisted drain hose.

F5 E2Door is not locked properlyEnsure there is nothing stuck in between.

Remove the code by pressing ‘pause’ twice and ‘power’ once.

F7 E1Issue with motor speed sensorThere must be a blockage to get the motor running.

Remove all the shipping bolts and check if there is no overload of laundry.

Press the pause button twice and the power button once.

F8 E1 or LO FLLow water flowCheck if there is proper water supply and both valves are open.

Check if the inlet hose is twisted or not.

Press the cancel button twice and the power button once.

F8 E2Issue with the dispenserDepends on model to model. Ensure there is no clogging in the detergent cartridge.
F9 E1This error code appears when the drain time increases than usualCheck if there is any clogging or twisting of the drain hose, if yes, fix it.

The standpipe height should be 39 inches to 96 inches.

It can also be due to excessive foam. Use high-efficiency detergent.

Other F# E# codeUnknown errorTurn off the machine from the mains for 60 seconds and then restart.

If the error continues, contact customer care.

drnAn issue with the draining systemCan be due to inappropriate installation.
HCThis happens when you swap hot water inlet with the cold water inletTurn off the water supply and reverse the hoses. Run another cycle and check if it is proper.
LdUMachine lid is jammed and cannot be unlockedAn object might be coming in between, remove it and then unlock the lid.
LF, Lo FL or F8 E1Washer is taking more time than usual to fillCheck the water supply and open both faucets. Ensure to supply cold and hot water both.
lidWasher lid openClose the lid to clear the error. If the lid is open for more than 10 minutes, then the cycle resets and water drains out.

Start the cycle again and add the required detergent.

OfbUnbalance washer loadRedistribute the laundry load and press the start button.

If the drum vibrates, redistribute the laundry in loose piles.

If you have put heavy sheets into the drum, then check the user manual to get correct information on the ‘Cycle Guide’.

OLLaundry overloadThe washer will automatically drain water and detergent.

Add high-efficiency detergent and restart the cycle.

PFWash cycle paused due to power failureLong press the start button to reboot the cycle.

To clear the display, press the power button.

SudExcessive foam in the washerUse high-efficiency detergent.

IFB Washing Machine Error Codes

Error CodeCauseSolution 
E 01The door is not closing properlyOpen the door and then close it properly.
E 02This error code could be due to:

  • Water tap is off.
  • There is a blockage in the inlet hose.
  • Water pressure is low.
  • The inlet hose is damaged or twisted.
The solutions are according to the cause:

  • Turn on the tap.
  • Clean the water inlet hose.
  • If the inlet hose is damaged or twisted, replace it with a new one.
E 03Power supply rating is not suitable

The power cable may not be fitted properly

Ensure to connect 230 V, 15 A sockets as they have the right earthing.

Fit the power cable properly.

E 04Washer is overloadedTurn it off and restart it after 30 minutes.

If the same error code appears, unload some laundry and restart the cycle after 60 minutes.

If the issue persists, contact customer care.

E 05Wash time is automatically extended because of low input voltage or low inlet water temperatureTurn off the machine and restart after the voltage normalizes.

In case of low inlet water temperature, pause the machine for some hours. Resume after the temperature becomes normal.

E 06Coin is trapped

Exhaust hose clogged or twisted

Clean the coin trap and exhaust hose.

If the exhaust hose is twisted, replace it with a new one.

r ın5 HOLdThis code indicated rinse hold stepPress the start/pause button and choose drain program.
dLAYThis code indicates delay start modeIt will go off automatically. If it doesn’t, contact customer service.
doorThe door is not locked or closed properlyOpen the door completely and close it again properly.
dLErCannot unlock the doorChange the program selector to off.

Wait for some time and check if the door opens.

Do not forcibly open the door.

If you are unable to open the door and the code still displays contact customer care.

tAPThis code could be displayed for reasons like:

Water pressure is low

Water tap is off

The water inlet hose is damaged or twisted

The water inlet hose is blocked

The solutions depend on the cause:

  • Turn on the tap and ensure the water pressure is optimal.
  • If the inlet hose is damaged or twisted, replace it with a new one.
tACO / trCClothing stuck between door and drumChange the program selector to off.

Wait for some time and run the drain program.

Rearrange the laundry.

Restart the program. If the error still persists, contact customer care.

 

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